Big Ten lunch links
February, 24, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
A real man swallows his vomit when a lady is present.
- Nebraska adds a "doormat, a giant-killer, a former coordinator's homecoming and an upstart" to its future schedules, Jon Nyatawa writes. Bill Belichick will be the featured speaker at Nebraska's spring coaches' clinic.
- Just because Penn State players can now wear facial hair doesn't mean they'll lack discipline, Stephanie Loh writes. Lions quarterback Matthew McGloin is excited about Billy Ball. Penn State's recruiting might have to be focused east of Pittsburgh because of Ohio State's and Michigan's dominance.
- Some playoff thoughts from Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany at the recent commissioners' meeting.
- Everything you know about the man likely to be named Iowa's next offensive coordinator. Plenty of Iowa-related content from the NFL combine.
- Michigan's Mike Martin was the Big Ten's strongest player in 2011, at least according to Iowa's Adam Gettis.
- Everything you need to know about Michigan State's combine contingent.
- Ohio State NFL hopefuls Mike Adams and Mike Brewster took different paths during their Buckeyes' careers. Bob Hunter writes that Ohio State is halting the practice of retiring numbers for star players.
- When Illinois' Derek Dimke started kicking, he never thought he'd end up at the NFL combine.
- Michigan State's Kirk Cousins and Wisconsin's Russell Wilson are among the quarterbacks headed to Gruden Camp.
- Minnesota's NFL hopeful Da'Jon McKnight gets some advice from a friend in the NBA.
- A good piece on Northwestern's attempt to win over the city of Chicago.
- Despite no invites to the combine, Purdue's Joe Holland and Indiana's Chris Adkins are still pursuing pro dreams.
- Indiana is getting stronger during the winter months (subscription required).
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Eastern Illinois 20 Minnesota 42 Final Rutgers 41 Washington State 38
Final Penn State 26 UCF 24 Final Youngstown State 17 Illinois 28 Final Indiana State 10 Indiana 28 Final Northern Iowa 23 Iowa 31 Final Appalachian State 14 Michigan 52 Final 5 Ohio State 34 Navy 17 Final Western Michigan 34 Purdue 43 Final Florida Atlantic 7 22 Nebraska 55 Final California 31 Northwestern 24 Final James Madison 7 Maryland 52 Final 14 Wisconsin 24 13 LSU 28